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What we have here is a clean corrosion free ( let me be clear, any obvious corrosion) 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z from Florida. I am 3rd owner. Speedometer shows 94k I know this to be actual mileage because I personally replaced the speedometer with a 145 mph unit from a speedometer shop in Tennessee and requested them set replacement speedometer to match existing mileage. This car was originally equipped with a TPI 305.
At this point I need to tell you a little about my back ground. I am 41 years old and have been working on cars for 23 years. The last 10 of which I have really gotten into conversions of all sorts. I hold ASE certifications in Automotive and A&P certifications for Aircraft maintenance and repair. I also hold a certification as an Aircraft Electrician from the United States Navy. My hobbies include auto, ATV, motorcycle and small engine repair, building and modification. To say the least I have a clue when it comes to Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic or Electrical maintenance and repair in Automotive, Aircraft, ATV and Motorcycle. Any How when I do something, I do it right.
This car comes with 2 books. 1 is a factory GM repair manual the second is a book I have put together showing all the modifications I have made and the wiring diagrams to give a qualified technician the info he or she would need to trouble shoot or repair the wiring if needed. Doubt that would ever happen but I figured it would be nice to have...
I took a clean 1985 Camaro IROC-Z and removed the engine, transmission, rear end and Computer.
Once computer was removed I rewired dual electric fans to a temp sensor and relay to come on automatically once engine reaches 180 deg or the A/C is turned on. Either will activate the dual electric fans.
Electric fuel pump in tank was replaced with an Edelbrock high output 255 liter/hr pump. All existing wiring and relay were reused just rewired to activate pump once key is placed in the run position.
At the track: Car weighed 3735 lbs with 1/2 tank of gas and my 200 lb ass in it, and ran 12.80 sec and 107.7 mph in the quarter on a hot humid day......Motor only...No Nitrous. Don't have a time on the nitrous. So when you do the math that works as follows HP=weight x 0.4 x (1/4 mile mph / 282) So That works out as follows HP=3735 lbs x 0.4 x (107.7 mph / 282) which works out to hp = 3735 x 0.4 x .3819149 So HP for this motor is approx 570 hp at the crank, give or take. That's how much hp it takes to push 3735 lbs to a speed of 107.7 mph in a quarter mile.
Engine: Was replace with a 400 small block out of a 1974 Monte Carlo.
The 400 was Bored .30 over which makes it a 406ci or 6.7L the Compression ratio works out to 10.2-1. Forged dome pistons, Stage 2 rods, High performance cast crank. ARP main studs and windage tray. Entire rotating assembly was ordered from PAW in California and was race balanced. Card is in the book that comes with the car. Also for you gear heads out there, this is not a normal 400 rotating assembly. Its been know for some time in the hot rod community that the 400's week point is its short connecting rods.This engine was designed and built with 350 connecting rods and special pistons that are made for this reconfigure. This builds more horsepower and increases rpms and durability of the engine. This thing will safely rev to 6000+ rpms all day long. Engine was assembled by Dixon high performance engines in Norcross GA. This engine was built with Nitrous use in mind. So clearances are loose enough to use on a regular basis if wanted.
Valve train: I used a comp cams MM thumper roller cam lift int 522 exh 509 duration 291 311. cam card is in the book.
Cam and crank are gear driven. Roller lifters to match cam and also roller rockers. Its all in the book.
Heads: World Products Sportsman II angle plug Iron heads.Combustion chamber is 64cc and 7/16 rocker studs were used for high rpm strength.
Mounts: Poly engine and trans mounts.
Oil cooler: factory oil cooler heat ex changer from a 91 TPI Trans Am. Keeps oil from over heating during high performance use.
Induction: is an Edelbrock EnduraShine Air gap with a holly 770 ultra street avenger 4 corner idle and vac secondary with dual float bowls like a double pumper.
Ignition: is accomplished with a Flame thrower III Billet distributor with a built in adjustable rev limiter set at 6200 rpm this thing will rev strait to it...Adjustment procedures are in the book.
Nitrous oxide: kit has been installed on this engine and ran i bottle threw it.
Need ignition retard unit to use on a constant basis
Transmission: 700R-4 stage 3 from Mad Dog Transmissions out of cumming Ga with a 2500 stall converter. Also has a cooler mounted in front of ac condenser in nose of car. This trans has a lock up kit installed in the valve body and the wiring is in the car. Just never finished hooking it up to the brake pedal. will throw in the needed parts to winning bidder. Will not ever hurt trans if it does not lock up. 700R-4 dosnt need it, but you will get a little better gas mileage on highway.
Rear end: has been converted to a Borg Warner 9 Bolt disc brake Limited Slip (posi) with a gear ratio of 3.90-1. The speedometer gears have been changed to keep accurate readings and mileage. Rear end has been completely rebuilt, sand blasted and painted, built with all new bearings seals and the use of a smart sleeve instead of a crush sleeve. This makes the pinion more stable. Also the main cap bolts have been replaced with ARP studs and an Aluminum Girdle cover installed which gives the main caps an additional 6 thousand pounds of strength.
Tires and wheels : Rear re Nitto Drag radials and front are in good shape no alignment problems. Wheels are aluminum alloy IROC replica. with new O.E. center caps.
Cooling System: Cooling is accomplished with a Summit 2 row thick aluminum radiator and factory dual electric fans from 87 IROC TPI car.
Exhaust: Long tube Stainless steel works headers with 1 3/4 inch primary and 2 1/2 collector dual 2.5 in into a 3 inch y pipe. Then 3 inch all the way back to a hooker super comp exhaust with dual 2.5 outlets
Brakes: All 4 calipers are new. Front rotors are new and slotted, Brake system flushed with fresh fluid and hawks pads installed front and back.New stainless steel braided flex lines all the way around. New master cylinder. Because of the large cam duration the engine vacuum at idle is only around 6-8 in of vacuum. Not enough for power brakes. I have installed a back up electric vacuum pump under the drivers front fender just forward of the wheel well. This seems to do the trick nicely. Wiring diagrams are in the book.
Electrical: All Lights and gauges work. stereo is a new cd player with all 4 new speakers.
Fluid Leaks: NONE of any kind
Video: if you want to see video of car in action and hear it run send me a request and i will e-mail you the Urls. E-bay wont let me put the links in this text.
Ok..... Here is the bad......
Car is 28 years old Needs a paint job. has scratches and paint chips, headliner could use some work and drivers seat needs redone also needs new carpet.
Smokes a little when you first start it up when cold only (white smoke Fuel). You can run the A/C on the interstate but around town after 20 minutes or so in stop and go traffic the engine will start to run hot. Too much for the 400 in town. Runs cool in town without A/C on no problem.
Could use new window seals.
I have described this car as best as I can.
I know this is allot of money, But I have 20 grand in this. I am having financial trouble and need to pay off debt. I will build another one later. If you have any questions please call, text or email me or something........... Dom 678-997-9299
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